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#SeptemberSongs Day 25 – On board a ninety-eight

A charming little song with a nice lyrical twist at the end as an old sailor looks looks back on his life at sea.

A ‘ninety-eight’ was a second rate ship of the line which had 98 guns over three decks (a first rate could have up to 120 guns).  A ship that big was like a floating town so you can understand his trepidation on first setting foot on board!

Enjoy!

Lyrics: from memory
Takes:

Download: 25 On board a ninety eight

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